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Dedicated to the understanding of security issues in an increasingly uncertain world.

The School of Security Studies harnesses the depth and breadth of expertise across War Studies and Defence Studies to produce world-leading research and teaching in security studies that develops new empirical knowledge, employs innovative theory, and addresses vital policy issues.  

We aim to be a global hub for subject innovation, partnering and inter-disciplinarity in the field and beyond. 

Through multiple modes of delivery - undergraduate, postgraduate, executive, residential, distance and blended - our teaching programmes offer the intellectual tools to expand and enhance knowledge and understanding of all aspects of conflict, defence, security and strategy.

Our education provision includes BA Programmes, MA Programmes (Residential and Online) PhD Programmes (Residential and Blended/distance learning), Professional Military Education and Executive Short Courses.

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Defence Studies

At the heart of security and defence education in the UK as part of the UK Joint Services Command and Staff College & the Royal College of Defence Studies.

War Studies

The only academic department globally to focus solely on the complexities of conflict and security, with world-leading research & policy impact. 

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NATO field trip 1

13 January 2020

Notes from Brussels

A group of War Studies students traveled to Belgium to meet with officials from NATO and the…

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